There are many ways to use Unrulr with your class. It's been used for:
- Building a supportive culture of learning and supportive relationships. (Example)
- Sharing learning that happens outside of school. (Example)
- Sharing ideas with peers and offering and receiving feedback
- Showing process and progress on project-based learning. (Example)
One Unrulr feature that can be particularly helpful for showing progress over time on a project is Journeys. For more information on Journeys see What is a learning Journey?
- Model posts-- what do you want them to look like?
- Set expectations for depth of reflection in post captions. For example:
- Caption your posts with at least three sentences.
- What is shown in your post and what did you learn?
- How does it connect to your cogs (concepts, outcomes, goals, and skills)?
- Use Prompts (See How do I create a Prompt?) to:
- Set a pace for posting (once/twice a week) until learners get into the habit.
- Give instructions or ideas for the posts you'd like to see.
- Explain how you want peers to interact. For example: Make a constructive comment on at least two of your peers’ posts.
- Set the focus by choosing required cogs.
- For project-based learning, set an expectation for creation of a learning Journey (See What is a learning Journey?) at the end of a project. This:
- Sets accountability for documenting progress along the way.
- Gets students thinking about the learning arc of their project.
- Remind students to share with the entire class or at least the teacher so they can get credit for their work.
- Participate in the community as an active member.
- Be willing to let go of perfection, both for yourself and for students.